Alternative Stuff to do this Week in London – 11th-17th May!

Carabas This Weeks Event Recommends...

For our full months event recommendations see our London Events page and Regular Events page also – if we’re missing something (your own event or someone else’s) let us know. Enjoy!

Below the first run of events extracted and pasted from our London Events you’ll find the same for this week from our Regular Events page which covers those ongoing weekly and monthly happenings…


BELLE AND SEBASTIAN @ Westminster Central Hall *** One of Mark K’s TOP TEN May Gig picks: “The ultimate fey indie band promoting their latest album: Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance.” ***
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LOW ROAR @ Miranda Bar at Ace, E1
Ace Hotel Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High St, E1 6JQ
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ
ELECTRIC WIZARD + THE COSMIC DEAD + PURSON + MOSS @ The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm! Electric Wizard *** One of Mark K’s TOP TEN May Gig picks *** Also check Alison Gray’s review of the awesome PURSON here!
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INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE – The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
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Friday – Sunday
*** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** SCIENCE FLICKTION from POP-UP SCREENS –AND £8 OFF THROUGH A SPECIAL CARABAS OFFER! (Normally £18 or £12 NUS) Film, with science and comedy commentary – each hosted by Helen Arney. Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3 5EE.
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Friday 15th – 6.30pm: ALIEN with ADAM RUTHERFORD (Science) and RICHARD SANDLING (Comedy) Click link for £8 off tickets!!!
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Saturday 16th – 6.30pm: TERMINATOR 2 with STEVE MOULD (Science) and BEC HILL (Comedy) Click link for £8 off tickets!!!
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Saturday 16th – 1pm: APOLLO 13 with DALLAS CAMPBELL, JON CHASE (Science) and HELEN KEEN (Comedy) Click link for £8 off tickets!!!
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Sunday 17th – 1pm: SHAUN OF THE DEAD with KARL BYRNE (Science) and NAT LUURTSEMA (Comedy) Click link for £8 off tickets!!!
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Sunday – 6.30pm: GOOD WILL HUNTING with JAMES GRIME (Science) and real life QI elf DAN SCHREIBER (Comedy) Click link for £8 off tickets!!!
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15th-25th May
ARTS – The ALCHEMY FESTIVAL at the Southbank Centre. “It’s the sixth year of Alchemy, Southbank Centre’s annual festival showcasing the best of dance, music, theatre, design, fashion, comedy and literature from the UK and South Asia.” The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
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ART / COMICS *** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** POTHER GOLPO – STREET STORIES OF BANGLADESH – Comic installation by Bangladeshi comic artists Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy and Asifur Rahman with Karrie Fransman! Part of the Southbank Centre’s ALCHEMY FESTIVAL. See our interview A Coffee with Karrie Fransman for preview images and links on our profile of her and more…
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Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR
DECLAN SHALVEY & JORDIE BELLAIRE sign INJECTION #1 plus the launch and private view of the shops exhibition of Declan’s artwork! Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JA – 5pm
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SPACE with support from THE MODEL SOCIETY + EVIL BLIZZARD! * Remember Female of the SpeciesNeighbourhoodMe and you Verses the WorldThe Balllad of Tom Jones?! AVENGING ANGELS?!!! If you don’t it probably means you weren’t around at the time so do yourself a favour and check them and SPACE out now!
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INBETWEEN DAYS (Cure themed goth/80s club night) at The London Stone (link to Facebook event)
London Stone, 109 Cannon Street, EC4N 5AD
CLUB *** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND *** TO THE LAZER CAVE!!! (Link to Facebook event page) Bloc – Unit 3, Autumn Yard, E3 2TT. A not-for-profit event run by a collective with a SINGLE MISSION: to spend every last penny we make on having the best nights of our lives. We party hard, we party with you, that’s how it goes…
Timeout – #1 event in London * Timeout Critic’s Choice * 3 x Evening Standard event of the week * Guardian event of the week * “Smoke, mirrors, smoky mirrors with lazers bouncing off them, mazes, make up and an incredible soundsystem. It’s something you should experience.” – Le Cool  * “Dig out the tin foil, well, cover yourself in it for the ultimate reflective costume at this laser filled rave-up. It’s simply bonkers and we love it!” – Timeout
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GRAPHIC TALES – The Art of the South Asian Graphic Novel – Foyer Spaces, Sunley Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall * 4pm * An opportunity to hear from some of the graphic novel artists participating in Alchemy festival installations. Emma Dawson Varughese & artists… Free event but requires a ticket. Please book your free ticket online, by phone or in person (no fees apply).
The Sunley Pavilion, The Royal Festival Hall


Regular Events this week…

Liars’ League – Storytelling… The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, W1G 0PP – Writers write stories, actors read them – you get to enjoy!
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Our own humbly awesome event – Social / Creative / Love of: all the good stuff on here! See the Our Events page above
GOSH!P – Gosh Comic Readers – Social / Love of: Comics – GOSH COMICS, 1 Berwick St, Soho, W1F 0DR – Comic book discussion group to chat about their books of the month – normally one mainstream and one small press… Drinks after.
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The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All – Weekly Gig night – The Social, 5 Little Portland St, W1W 7JD – Gig night – Emerging bands…
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Panel Borders – Radio: Comics – Resonance FM – The UK’s weekly radio show on comics! 11am
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Panel Borders – Radio: Comics – Resonance FM – The UK’s weekly radio show on comics! 7.00am (Repeat from Thursday)
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Stuck now or staying in? You could do a lot worse than reading some of our recent articles… 😉

Profile Articles Extracts / Previews Other articles and bits & pieces from the last week
Charles “Charlie” Stros (SFF Writer) Bete by Adam Roberts Video – Giant Lego Star Destroyer smashes into a Planet…
Dan Abnet (SFF & Comics Writer) Foul Tide’s Turning by Stephen Hunt The Clarke Awards 2014! Wednesday 6th May…
Jonathan Green (SFF Writer) “Kids Want A Savior, Don’t Need a Fake” – A Home Defence Election Special (The Latest Paranoia from Our Friend ‘Al Likilla’ & Co)
Broken Frontier (Comics Website)
Ben Aaronovitch
Alan Cowsill (Comics – Editor / Writer)
Michael Marshall Smith (SFF / Slipstream Author)
Stephen Hunt (SFF / Steampunk Author)
Benedict Jacka (Urban Fantasy Author)